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Rachel Halliburton

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The Color Purple - at Home, Curve online review – life-affirming musical retelling of Alice Walker's novel

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All On Her Own, Stream.Theatre online review - a vivid monologue on bereavement

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Nine Lessons and Carols, Almeida Theatre review – spiky portrayal of a world turned upside down

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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Bristol Old Vic/Kneehigh/Wise Children online review – ravishing vision of Chagall's early life

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The Great Gatsby, Immersive London review – a warm and electric tribute to the book

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The Outside Dog & The Hand of God, Bridge Theatre review - gems of frustration and disquiet

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Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre review – Ralph Fiennes delivers an arresting account of Covid-19

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Amadeus, National Theatre at Home review – wild dance at the edges of sanity

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The Deep Blue Sea, National Theatre at Home review - hauntingly elegiac portrayal of Rattigan's world

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Toast, Lawrence Batley Theatre online review - pungent adaptation of Nigel Slater's autobiography

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The Madness of George III, National Theatre at Home review – a powerful, elegant depiction

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Coriolanus, National Theatre at Home review – gritty 21st century update

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This House, National Theatre at Home review – timely revival of brilliant House of Commons drama

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Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre at Home review - still lively after all these years

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The Seven Streams of the River Ota, National Theatre review - theatre at its transcendent best

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Not Quite Jerusalem, Finborough Theatre review - theatrical hit from 1980 now feels flat and stale

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